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A Trip to the Moon


  1. "A Trip to the Moon" is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne's novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, the film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon's surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites, and return with a splashdown to Earth with a captive Selenite. It features an ensemble cast of French theatrical performers, led by Méliès himself in the main role of Professor Barbenfouillis, and is filmed in the overtly theatrical style for which Méliès became famous.
  2. "A Trip to the Moon" a.k.a. "The Astronomer's Dream": The Astronomer's Dream, is a 1898 French short black-and-white silent film, directed by Georges Méliès.
  3. "A Trip to the Moon" is a short film.


"A trip to the moon" is a book by Tim Furniss.


"A Trip to the Moon" is a composition.


A Trip to the Moon is a musical group.


A Trip to the Moon was a pioneering early dark ride, best known as the flagship and namesake of Coney Island's Luna Park.

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Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2005)

Themes, Works, and Wonders by Gary Westfahl

A pioneering film, A Trip to the Moon, was made by Georges Melies, loosely based on Verne's and Wells's novels. For many writers the Moon has not been a dead world. Kepler populated the moon with nomadic creatures of monstrous ...

Google previewDictionary of Films (1972)

by Georges Sadoul, Peter Morris

A Trip to the Moon is of considerable significance in the history of the cinema. Its success laid the foundations for the international preeminence of French films until the First World War. More than this, it established the appeal of films with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Media and Communication (2013)

by Marcel Danesi

Lucian of Samosata described a trip to the moon; the seventeenthcentury British prelate and historian Francis Godwin similarly wrote about travel to the moon; Sir Thomas More ...

Google previewThe Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia (2016)

by David Darling , Dirk Schulze-Makuch

Wells's 1901 romance about a trip to the Moon (>> Moon, voyages to) in which the two explorers find a flourishing underground lunar civilization of which the head (literally) is the giant-brained “Grand Lunar” ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Novel (2014)

pioneering Voyage dans la lune (1902, A Trip to the Moon).

Google previewEncyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology (2005)

by Colin Hempstead, William Worthington

science fiction film was Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon), made by George Melies in 1902; it was inspired by Verne's From the Earth to the Moon and H.G. Wells' The First Men in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture (2004)

by Stephen Sennott

Luna Park simulated a trip to the moon, and Dreamland featured a number of attractions, including a partial reconstruction ...

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